I started asking questions about Waukesha trout streams on a local fishing forum and got some nice responses, though nobody else had fished them. The verdict: Access is spotty, the trout are overlooked. I circled a few overpasses and access points on a map, intent on finding nice trout water within an hour drive from Milwaukee.
This morning, I had some errands to run after work in Waukesha.
This is what I found:
There was a parking lot big enough for about ten cars (or eight SUVs) with a nicely developed trail.
The stream flows from East to West, mostly a dark bottom, rarely over two foot deep, and almost narrow enough to jump across.
Manmade tracks give way to deer tracks a few hundred yards downstream.
The fishing upstream looks to be a little more technical.
The stream looks promising. I didn't explore it too much, I'll come back and explore more thoroughly with my gear. There were a couple other streams I wanted to look at, but they were rather far away. I'll look at those another time.
Just a reminder, there are still a few days left to enter the giveaway!